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jorray
jorray
2005 - Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett
Ripe pears and apples
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
The Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, 2005, is light golden in the glass with a green glint.Aromas are of super-sweet, ripe pear and apple.The palate comes through with consistent notes, bringing crisp apple as the first hightly. Acids nicely offset the sweetness. Light orange citrus flavors stay firm throughout the sip, folding and mellowing into honey on the lingering finish.Four stars out of five, and an excellent value too. Wine Spectator awarded 90 points.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
Carolyn J.
Carolyn J.
2007 - Doctor Loosen Riesling QbA Dr L
crisp but also fruity very easy to drink
Aug 28, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
John  T.
John T.
2007 - Zilliken Riesling Auslese Gold Cap Saarburger Rausch AP 2
2007 German Auction Wines Make a Splash on Arrival
May 17, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

Tasted by sweetstuff on 5/16/2009 & rated 96 points: Versteigerungswein TN: 2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Auction AP 2.

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Arrived March 30, 2009. AP 3 551 083 2 08; 7.5 pabv. _41/375 ml; US $66.83 plus 4.26 currency and overseas shipping; $73.09; $109.64/375 ml retail (33 percent on selling price).

From a half-bottle closed with a glorious 5-cm., 1-15/16 inch, CORK. Could count seven bands; would not have been out of place in a B'x First Growth. This was purchased from the Trier auction alongside the AP 1 GKA for Cousin Ron, with a bottle of each for moi.

A pale light green, just a hint of chlorophyll, meaning that most likely Botrytis was selected against in the picking, or a very 'clean' patch was selected for this. Just a touch of warmth of color in that green is a sign of Fuder-aging. Unbelievably thick; clings to the walls of the glass when swirled and simply stays there. Expecting extreme extract. No spritz to my eye but full of crystalline needles of potassium hydrogen tartrate--expect explosive acidity.

Extremely tight in the nose, with some perfectly ripe floral peach and some orange flower--mint flower honey spread on wafers of unleavened bread, the kind the nuns used to make for Eucharist where I came from. Tosses off the merest hint of horehound.

Again, extremely tight, and will require plenty of time just to relax, even though it's been six weeks or so since it arrived from Europe via Portland, Oregon. Powerful lemony acidity, nearly hiding the fruit; surprisingly, this is probalby nearly all tartaric acidity. It's going to soften some as it's held in cellar--there will be a great deal of "Weinstein" precipitation coming out of solution. It's very hard to tell today, but this is a full dessert-style wine, coating the tongue not only with sugar but with a great sense of a slate Riesling, a SAAR Riesling, nearly taking the skin off the tongue. Extremely clean, squeaky-clean, that keeps suggesting everything you've tasted or smellled or seen or even touched so far. Tremendous precision and great discipline for such an explosive wine. Even has a hint of the 'sparky' flavor/scent that you pick up around electrical discharges from fair-voltage equipment, like you can find sometimes in a great Chablis. Can't possibly imagine what extra goodies you'll get going further up the Prädikat scale. Dough, ray, meeeeeee.....

96-97.

Needs days of following; I'll try to let it uncoil in the refrigerator. Stay tuned for further news.

Jeanette S.
Jeanette S.
2004 - Von Hovel, Weingut Riesling Kabinett Oberemmeler Hutte
This was a surprise.
Jan 24, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
This was served at a family gathering and I had no other choice. The very slightly sweet fruity/acid combo had a pleasant aftertaste.   Although, I thought I tasted citrus in there somewhere.
Mike Supple
Mike Supple
2007 - Prinz, Fred Hallgartener Jungfer Riesling Kabinett
Jan 09, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Pale lemon green in the glass. Ripe young apricot aromas with very fresh and light notes of lime, wet stone and cantaloupe. Nice sweet burst on the front of the palate that is quickly backed by great acid and a tart lemon rush. Very crisp with just a hint of sparkle showing how young it is. Nice minerality through to the finish with lots of sweet and sour lemon/lime. If you're not familiar with German Rieslings, go grab a bottle of this immediately and see what you're missing. It's the perfect pairing for Thanksgiving foods. Just a hint of sweetness to the wine works perfectly with the rich and sweet cranberry sauce, turkey, mashed potatoes, et al. It's important to note that this is not a heavy, sweet wine. The light sweetness on the front of the mouth is quickly balanced by acid, and this is a very crisp, refreshing and delicious
Sean V.
Sean V.
2004 - Polka Dot Riesling
crisp and refreshing
Oct 13, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I was introduced to this by one of my best friends, This is a smooth drinking, palatable crisp finishing wine.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2000 - Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling QbA
good and expressive!
Jun 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Overall this is a great example of a solid 3 star wine. This is a wonderful wine that tastes of granny-smith apples and lemon rind that boasts a powerful nose of pineapple, apricots, and and wet stone. It is a little expensive for the quality level...however I was certainly pleased with the wine.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2004 - Weil, Robert Riesling Spatlese Halbtrocken
Pass
Jun 05, 2008
1 star
Once again - one dimensional grape juice! This is another terrible one-dimension I encountered from the  white-grape-juice-world. Easy to drink, with no funny aftertastes (and not a long finish, either) but I could pour myself some Welch's from concentrate for less money! Pass. 
Holley J.
Holley J.
2001 - Kimich, Weingut Julius Ferdinand Forster Elster Riesling Kabinett
Pass
Jun 05, 2008
1 star
Pass on this wine. I was rather disappointed in this Riesling--rather 1 dimensional. Have had significantly better flavor and balance in other german rieslings, and at lower price points.  It was flat is the best way to describe it.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2003 - Loosen, Dr. Riesling Eiswein Bernkastler Lay
Age Worthy
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This vintage should improve with age, so be patient. It has lush apricot and hints of honeycomb. Medium bodied, and low in acidity. Fantastic mouth feel. The sweetness doesn't subdue the the minerality, but it is certainly the dominant trait. Great quality
Holley J.
Holley J.
2002 - Loosen, Dr. Riesling Eiswein Bernkastler Lay
Great Again!
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Back on top with this sweet but well balanced wine. Enough structure on the mid-palate to not taste like syrup. Finishes with just a little minerals and some more green apple. Highly recommended.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2001 - Loosen, Dr. Riesling Eiswein Bernkastler Lay
Good Stuff
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This vintage was good but slightly less satisfying than previous vintages. On the nose it has green apple. One the palate it's bordering on overbearingly sweet. At initial opening, pear and honeysuckle flavors. After 2 hours, evolved into pronounced apricot.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2000 - Loosen, Dr. Riesling Eiswein Bernkastler Lay
good year
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This vintage has a mouth feel of nuts and the ripe apple and apricot fruit flavors dance all over the mouth. I find the complexity in the mid-palate to be a huge winner and I am stunned by the long finish. Good follow up to the 99. 
Holley J.
Holley J.
1999 - Loosen, Dr. Riesling Eiswein Bernkastler Lay
Great Juice!
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is why I started drinking white wine again. Loved this, it was actually one of my first rieslings. Perfect on this sunny day on my back porch. Sweet, but not overpowering. Great finish.
Lee L.
Lee L.
1997 - Schloss Saarstein Serriger Schloss Saarstein Riesling Auslese Gold Cap
fruit and petrol jump out of glass
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
oh gold cap auslese! why can't i have more of you than a half bottle? Immense amounts of peach pears and petrol on the nose and palate, one of the more fruit driven old rielsings i've ever had. Herb and mineral notes are present, but this is a clean clean wine. At 8% alcohol and a healthy amount of sugar, it isn't very heavy on the palate, never cloying it will disappear. do not share, you will miss every last drop. Diabetes here I come...
Jason S.
Jason S.
2006 - Selbach Riesling Kabinett Piesporter Michelsberg
Delivered what one expects
May 24, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star

I can appreciate a good reisling, and would be happy if this wine were offered.  Nice balance of sweetness and acidity, the kabinett ripeness means this can be paired with food.  However, it is nothing exciting.  Save your money and buy domestic and rest assured the qulaity is similar, or if you want to be "wow"ed spend some extra money.

Emil Y.
Emil Y.
2001 - Christoffel, J J Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese
Great energy
May 24, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
A really delicious wine. It has come together well with defined ripe fruit flavors of white peach and apricot and acidity which gives it verve and energy.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2004 - Prum, Joh Jos Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr
German Wine - So Fine
May 23, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a beautiful example of German reisling.  Also, this producer consistantly brings in the highest quality products.  This paired excellent with my lemon seasoned salmon but would have been better with white fish. Crisp with excellent acidity and wonderful fruit.
Peter M.
Peter M.
2005 - Schmitt Sohne Riesling QbA Classic
Another great price and quality value
May 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
It's hard for me to imagine a better value in white wine of any kind. Light yellow in color, fruit forward style, light bodied and crisp. Pear taste dominates and sweetness flolows, but not syrupy sweetness. Finish fades quikly but then reappears in cheeks and back and sides of tongue. Had some M & M's for a snack and that pleasantly changed the wines taste, which tells me it pairs well with chocolate. This wine is so palatable and reasonably priced that buying this is a no-brainer.
Peter M.
Peter M.
2001 - Gunderloch Riesling Kabinett Jean Baptiste
Gunder-liked it a lot!
May 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Pale yellow in color, almost clear. Balance was good between fruit and acid and medium bodied. Taste was of apricots with acid present. I feel thsi bodes well for aging. Swear I also smelled and tasted watermelon. Recommended to be on your short list.

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